Bruce Yandle

Bruce Yandle

Dean Emeritus
Clemson College of Business and Behavioral Sciences

Bruce Yandle is a distinguished adjunct professor of economics for the Mercatus Center‘s Capitol Hill Campus program and the dean emeritus of the Clemson College of Business and Behavioral Sciences.

Dr. Yandle is the author or co-author of numerous books, including Taking the Environment Seriously, The Political Limits of Environmental Regulation, Environmental Use and the Market, Land Rights, The Economics of Environmental Quality, and most recently, Common Sense and Common Law for the Environment. He served as a member and chairman of the South Carolina State Board of Economic Advisors.

From 1976 to 1978, Dr. Yandle was a senior economist on the staff of the President’s Council on Wage and Price Stability, where he reviewed and analyzed newly proposed regulations. From 1982 to 1984, he was executive director of the Federal Trade Commission. Before entering a career in university teaching, Dr. Yandle was in the industrial machinery business in Georgia for fifteen years.

Dr. Yandle earned his PhD and MBA from Georgia State University and his AB degree from Mercer University.

Dr. Yandle also publishes a quarterly working paper on the current economic situation.


Bootleggers and Baptists

Have you ever wondered why it is illegal to purchase alcohol in many U.S. cities, states, and counties on Sunday? It is not illegal to drink alcohol on Sunday. Professor…

Welfare, Regulation, and the Migration of the “Creative Class”

Prof. Bruce Yandle uses the concept of freedom to analyze various changes across the globe. Through this paradigm, he analyzes industrialization, regulation, migration, and even human psychology.